Howard Sheppard

Howard Sheppard


Howard Sheppard

Reporting the news of the day is not a just job for me, it is what I do.  I’m “all in” when it comes to reporting the news of the day. A “seasoned” veteran of the local news scene.

I’m the afternoon and evening content manager on the assignment desk at FOX43. I sort out all the information that comes in via telephone, email, fax, snail mail, handbills, scanners etc.  I also get to listen to some “interesting” phone calls from viewers.  No question is too dumb, crazy or out of the ordinary to answer.

I have a reputation for having a good “ear” for breaking news on the scanners.  Believe me that comes from years of experience. No two days are the same and that’s how I like it.

My wife, Gail says I’m a news junkie… guilty as charged.  No, no… it is not what you think… I do have other interests. Theatre, art shows, love Mt. Gretna, music, 1st Fridays, dancing, my wife is pretty good at that.  I love sports, football, baseball, basketball, college and pro, soccer, tennis.  I follow the Steelers’, my favorite NFL team, the Eagles, the Phillies, the Pirates, the Penquins, the Flyers, Hershey Bears, the Lakers, and the 76’ers.  No armchair sports follower, I enjoy bicycling, jogging, hiking, skydiving, white water rafting, volleyball, board games, golf, when I have the time, and I’m an avid reader.

I’m also a proud graduate of Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School and Bloomsburg University.  If you have a news tip or story idea email me at

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